The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, ile-ife has given a condition to allow Lecturer-student romantic relationship in the institution.
The management noted that it did not frown at relationships between male lecturers and female students since there was no universal law stopping a man from approaching a woman but however must be consentual.
The Public relation officer of the university, Abiodun olarewaju disclosed this in a radio current affairs programme monitored by DAILY GIST.
This is coming few days after the university governing council had sacked another randy lecturer, Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje in the department of English after he was found guilty of demanding sex from a female student, Rachel Momoh.
The announcement of the dismissal was contained in a statement issued by the University PRO, Abiodun olarewaju and made available to DAILY GIST.
However speaking during the programme on Thursday, Olarenwaju revealed that the institution only take steps when sexual relationship is forced on female students.
He stated that there were instances of male lecturers who ended up marrying and having as wives female students within the university system.
He, however, explained that in a university set up, ‘il loco parentis’ existed, a situation where lecturers are expected to play the roles of parents to their students.
He added that most of the girls within the institution have elderly males that they are in a relationship with, noting that the university system has a duty to guide the students in morals and manners.